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EU “science cloud” aims to give Europe a global lead in big data

The EU has launched a mega “ science cloud ”, intended to better exploit the continent's academic research via big data.   The initiative aims to overhaul current “insufficient and...

Pushing silicon to its limits: the UK research putting a superspin on Moore’s law.

The chips are nearly down for Moore’s law but what will take its place? The laws of physics decree that performance gains cannot be maintained by shrinking processes for ever and quantum...

SESAME Net: a cross Europe survey of SME's HPC requirements

High Performance Computing (HPC) is a powerful tool that can help Industry and SMEs to develop innovative solutions, reduce cost and decrease time to market for products and services. However...

Europe’s exascale supercomputer prototype comes ARMed to the core

UK uber-chip designer, ARM, is at the heart of a European Commission-funded consortium of 12 technology companies and research institutions building an exascale supercomputer prototype. ...

Agenda Announced for H2020 - Big Data Brokerage Event

Event Details Solutions for Information and Communication Technologies – Horizon2020 Funding for Big Data We are pleased to announce the provisional agenda for the  ...

Investment in Big Data pays dividends for UK in the shape of two major new facilities

A new cutting edge supercomputing facility and a strategic partnership between the Alan Turing institute and Intel are helping to secure the UK’s future in supercomputing and Big Data.  ...

21 new High Performance Computing projects in Horizon 2020

The aim of the European Commission's recent Horizon 2020 call for proposals "Towards exascale high performance computing" was to attract projects that can achieve...

Adept project releases first energy-efficiency benchmarks

Adept, an EU funded programme which seeks to address the challenge of energy-efficient use of parallel technologies, has released its first set of benchmarks to characterise the power...

PhenoMeNal: Europe's €8m project aims to understand what makes us healthy

A multi-million-euro Horizon2020 project using state-of-the art methods to decipher the molecular drivers of health, ageing and disease was launched last week.    Dubbed,...

Bristol’s optical chip is a major step forward for quantum computing

A fully reprogrammable optical chip developed by researchers from the University of Bristol in the UK and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) in Japan has been hailed as a major step forward...

Why energy efficiency is vital for HPC's future

The UK's Hartree Centre has released a new animated video showing how they're working on producing more energy efficient computers.      Addressing, first of all, what...

US adopts five year plan for supercomputing

President Obama has committed the United States to a five-year National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI) to promote high-performance computing (HPC).   In a move that...

European science cloud on the horizon

The European Union has announced funding for research into the best way to set up a unified European open science cloud.   ‘We are preparing a call for a European science cloud...

UK’s Iceotope makes strides towards fan-less HPC with first liquid cooled switch

UK-based startup Iceotope has developed what it claims is the first liquid cooled high-performance network and interconnect switch for high performance computing (HPC).   The...

Rolls-Royce is first to join UK supercomputing initiative

British aviation and aerospace firm Rolls-Royce has become the first company to join UK education body Jisc's high performance computing (HPC) brokerage scheme and so access supercomputing...

How can the UK become a leader in Big Data?

An ambitious project to map the UK’s Knowledge Landscape is being undertaken by the Council for Science and Technology (CST). Part of the strategy has been a series of seminars, including one...

Advanced IT: Blockers and Enablers, a survey by JISC

Jisc are working with Innovate UK's e-Infrastructure Special Interest Group to identify blockers and enablers that would help UK businesses to fully exploit advanced IT such as high performance...

Why e-infrastructure needs to be at the heart of Industry 4.0

“A confluence of trends and technologies promises to reshape the way things are made,” write Cornelius Baur and Dominik Wee of McKinsey & Co.  Industry 4.0. will herald a  new...

eRadiators: a cool idea for wasted computing heat

Finding ways of dealing with waste heat from data centres and supercomputers has been a hot topic over the past few years in more ways than one. Now, a Dutch company is finding a use for this...

Lack of numeracy skills threatens UK’s Big Data hopes

A transformation in the UK’s approach to building numeracy, statistics and data analysis skills is called for if the country is to fulfil its potential as a world leader in ‘big data’, says a...
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